@WriteBikeBobbi I do feel lucky. It's a big adjustment if anything, but that's more the baby than the boobs, as you well know! I can only imagine going through that hell on top of everything else in the early days. You deserve a medal.
@honey cowl Ha, THANK YOU. <3 Please forward this comment to 8-10 literary agents.
@eatmoredumplings well hunger for babies is like THE WORLD IS ENDING, for them, and then for you, when they scream. But no, there is pumped milk in the freezer and usually in the fridge too. He can totally take a bottle, it's just a moderate pain the ass to defrost the milk and then my boobs will hurt because they'll be full of milk and the baby will have eaten. Not the biggest deal. Also Dustin knows he can text me and I am only a few blocks away if the baby freaks out. Not that he ever really has, he tries to let me do my thing. All of this aside -- it's partly my neurosis and partly a total mindfuck to be bodily responsible for a tiny being's nutrition.
@madrassoup I know, I keep thinking more about doing it. Plus you get a key and it's open, effectually, all hours. And no one is ever in there. But it isn't nice… and isn't air conditioned… Hmm. This post was supposed to be about that but veered off. Because I totally spend more than $75/month at various coffeeshops buying muffins and pie and the like. I could probably also lose 40 lbs by using a coworking space, too, RIGHT? Haha.
@lemonadefish I do have a pump! One of those medela double electrics, since they are free with insurance now! I have used it some but not regularly yet. Maybe now is the time to integrate it more into our routine (not that I can quite call it a routine yet, wahh.). I can't really pump at a coffeeshop while I'm away but I bet I could do it a different time and he could take that bottle while I'm gone, and I could be away for more like a four hour stretch. Right? Eek. I don't have any supply issues, not yet anyway. HMMM.
@jquick ha. Good question! Two person meal thing was $28, two beers, baklava, tax and tip.
@Jake Reinhardt oh god I know what you are talking / raging about. Right now both of us work freelance part time and coparent, and I definitely do way less "homemaking" than he does and we genuinely make joint decisions about the kid (no one is "in charge" which in practice is exhausting! But politically how I think it should be). I guess that's why I was cheerfully joking about the phone thing, and not really thinking about how it plays into the bumbling dad trope, because reality is so different. Point taken though!
@Lily Rowan I think you have the same plunger as Mike Dang! (please make that your Twitter bio.)
@andnowlights I need to know more about lasagna rolls.
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